Steve Wyche of NFL Media reports that Rams DT Aaron Donald has reported to the team for the start of mandatory minicamp on Tuesday.
Yesterday, Ian Rapoport mentioned that Donald could skip minicamp workouts this week in an attempt to secure long-term extensions from their respective teams.
Donald did not attend voluntary OTA workouts.
It’s worth mentioning that Donald and the Rams have reported been negotiating a long-term extension, which is expected to be a massive contract that will leave him among the highest-paid players in the game.
Last month, Rams GM Les Snead said that he’s “very hopeful” they’ll be able to reach an agreement with Donald.
“I’m very hopeful that this will get done,” Snead said. “We want him to be a Ram … I think that’s his goal [too].”
Donald, 25, is a former first-round pick of the Rams back in 2014. He was in the final year of his four-year, $10.136 million and set to make a base salary of $1,802,250 for the 2017 season when the Rams picked up his fifth-year team option for the 2018 season.
This will run them around $6.892 million for the 2018 season, but is guaranteed only for injury and won’t prevent them from working on a long-term extension over the next year.
In 2016, Donald appeared in all 16 games for the Rams and recorded 47 tackles, eight sacks, two forced fumbles and five pass defenses.